Hochiki Europe has launched the Ekho hybrid wireless fire detection and alarm equipment range.
Using radio networking technology, the EN54-25 approved, RED compliant Ekho hybrid wireless system provides an ‘always on’ network of devices which can automatically adapt to changing environmental conditions.
Ekho wireless devices are not tied to specific expanders, instead, each device instinctively chooses its parent expander based on the strength of the signal pathway back to the translator, with expanders automatically forming a bi-directional mesh network for delivering information to the main control panel. In the event where an expander’s signal is compromised, the wireless field device will automatically find and connect to an alternative expander with the next strongest signal pathway – providing end-users with enhanced safety benefits.
The range offers a selection of wireless sensor types, as well as I/O units, a sounder, a sensor/voice-sounder/VAD and a manual call point. Its simplified design ensures that products in the series are easy to install. Utilising hybrid wireless systems negates the need to install cables therefore guaranteeing minimum disturbance to surroundings during installation.
Mark Jones, export manager at Hochiki Europe commented: “The digital age has affected every part of our lives, and life safety is no exception. Our Ekho product range offers wireless solutions to a range of what can be complex project challenges.”